Dr. Taiwo is the Program Manager for Nuclear Programs Strategy at Argonne. He replaces previous member, Dr. Jeffrey Binder, from NEDAC. He has worked in the nuclear industry, research laboratory, and U.S. government in the areas of reactor design, methods development, and analysis. He has been at Argonne since 1990 and in that time has led research teams and developed computational tools and methods and performed analysis of nuclear energy systems, including fast and thermal reactors. During 1995 to 1996, he performed assessments of international nuclear security and non-proliferation issues for the U.S. Government.
Prior to employment at Argonne, he worked as a nuclear reactor analyst at the Northeast Utilities in Connecticut, where he was part of the code development and reactor analysis team. He developed nuclear analysis computer models and methods in support of Light-Water-Reactor core reloads, and designed and analyzed reload cycles.
Dr. Taiwo is currently the National Technical Director of the Systems Analysis and Integration Campaign of the DOE Nuclear Technology Research and Development program office. He was previously a co-Dean of the Modeling, Experimentation and Validation (MeV) Summer School. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
He has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc in Engineering Physics (Nuclear Option) from the University of Ife, Nigeria.